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Jacobs Cost Engineer in New York, New York

Your Impact:

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

This posting is to collect resumes of interested candidates for an opportunity with our client anticipated in early 2024.

At Jacobs, what we do is more than construction; we play a part in moving a vision from concept to reality. If you’re interested in a rewarding career working on ENR's #1 Construction Management-for-Fee firm, then Jacobs is where you belong.

We are looking for a Cost Engineer who is driven by exceeding expectations to join our collaborative project team in the New York, NY office working on projects that will enhance the lives of K-12 students!

In the role you’ll have the opportunity to work on active projects coordinating the progression of trades and design-field staff. You’ll provide support to the Project Managers by developing and maintaining project cost/change controls, project budget, review contractors unit price estimate, prepare new cost estimates, assist in reviewing process with the contractors, perform cost analysis, and change order estimates/negotiations, document control, scheduling, and RFI’s. You’ll be tasked with ensuring the project moves ahead to completion according to client standards by analyzing drawings and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.

Bring your talent for extreme organizational skills, and we’ll help you grow, pursue, and fulfill what drives you!

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Associate Degree in Engineering or Construction related field

  • 5 years’ experience working on building construction, MEP projects and civil projects as a Cost Engineer/Estimator

  • Ability to read and interpret contract documents and construction plans to prepare estimates

  • Ability to understand project scope and create estimate pertaining to the scope and specifications

  • Ability to perform quantity take offs from drawings and other technical documents

  • Ability to understand construction process ad break down a construction task to understand material and labor involved

  • Strong communication, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • OSHA 30 Certification

  • Driver’s license, reliable transportation with a clean driving record

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • Bachelor Degree, Engineering or Construction related field

  • Working knowledge of the Gordian Construction Task Catalog

  • Experience with the Job Order Contracting process, or other unit price contracts

  • Forward thinking mindset and ability to actively contribute to the project with innovative ideas

  • Displayed ability to learn quickly and driven to broaden knowledge base

Sponsorship is not available for this position.

Jacobs health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Eligible employees and their dependents may elect medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan, and if eligible, a deferred compensation plan, and Executive Deferral Plan. We have an unlimited U.S. Personalized Paid Time Off (PPTO) policy for eligible full-time exempt employees, seven paid holidays, one floating holiday, and caregiver leave. Hired applicants will be able to purchase discounted company stock and have the opportunity to receive a performance discretionary bonus.

The base salary range for this position is $80,000 to $110,240. This range reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. ​

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.